Colefax Group PLC (CFX) Announcements

Colefax Group PLC
27 April 2007

27th April 2007

                               Colefax Group PLC

                             Grant of ESOP Options

The Company today announces that options have been granted for nil consideration
pursuant to agreements made between Halifax EES Trustees International Limited
of 31/33 New Street, St Helier, Jersey JE4 8YW as trustees of the Colefax Group
Plc Employees' Share Ownership Plan Trust (the 'Trustees') and the Directors
named below:

Director             Number of Ordinary 10p Shares of the
                     Company to which each option relates

David Green          50,000
Key Hall             50,000
Rob Barker           50,000
Alan Smith           25,000

The options were executed by the Trustees on 27th April 2007 and the aggregate
exercise price per option payable by each person is 1 in total. The options are
exercisable immediately but the shares may not be sold within three years of the
grant date. The options expire on 26th April 2017. The ESOP shares were acquired
by the Colefax Group Plc Employees Share Ownership Plan Trust between October
1995 and September 2000 at an average cost of 65 pence per share.

In addition to the above options the following options are outstanding:

           Quantity   Exercise Price        Date of Grant       Expiry Date

D B Green   100,000     1 total              28.04.06           27.04.16
K Hall      100,000     1 total              28.04.06           27.04.16
R Barker     75,000     1 total              28.04.06           27.04.16


Rob Barker - Finance Director - 020 7318 6007

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